Wonder Woman #22

Wonder Woman #22

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Welcome to New Genesis! Wonder Woman makes her first visit to Orions homeworld and comes face to face with the Highfather...and sees the strange hold he has over his uncontrollable son!

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 31, 2013

    Wonder Woman #22 is another stellar issue in an already amazing series. Even though Zeus' First Born son is still the overarching threat, it was a treat to take a trip to New Genesis and open up a whole new world of characters and stories. Cliff Chiang's artwork is one of this series' strongest elements. Chiang (and Tony Akins, who does an excellent job keeping a similar style) makes Azzarello's words come alive with vivid facial expressions against more minimal body designs. His backgrounds are also stunning. This is a series I could see standing on it's own, outside the ‘New 52′, outside the DC comics mythology — just a series about a demigod who can't seem to make everything right for her friends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 20, 2013

    I loved this comic! This is one of the best issues of Wonder Woman yet, because it lives up to my comic book motto: 'People first, superheroes second'. These are real people that Azzarello is writing. They have feelings, they talk to one another like real people, and they are fallible, even Wonder Woman. They make decisions based on who they are as people, and what their relationships are to other characters, not just because that's what the plot and story demand. And considering all of these things involve characters I have come to love, that's even better. Orion is a fantastically flawed hero, fighting against his inner monster to do the right thing, with Wonder Woman providing a powerfully good influence on him. Contrast that to Orion's strained relationship with his father, and you've got some fantastic drama on your hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 17, 2013

    Wonder Woman #22 is another great comic book that's sure to please its devoted followers. And if you're looking to get involved with the series buy the graphic novels, a couple back issues and catch up to this wild ride because you won't regret the investment. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jul 17, 2013

    If you're not on board Wonder Woman yet, now's a great time to get hitched. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 17, 2013

    It's issues like this that makes me agree with the consensus that Wonder Woman is one of the best that DC has to offer. Brian Azzarello really shows his understanding of Wonder Woman and her lore. Personally I found myself very drawn in when Highfather was explaining what New Genesis. I wouldn't say it's just because of this part here that made me appreciate the mythological aspects more, the accompaniment of the style made it look so exciting. Though it was a step down from all the action leading up to this issue, the context I find to be very important here. That and the ending makes you really want to know how they get out of this situation they find themselves in as they confront the First Born. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 17, 2013

    Overall, I love that this series is off doing its own thing away from everything else in the DC Universe. The story has been great and continues to impress. I would love if DC pulled a Marvel and did a little recap at the beginning of the issue. This has been a story continuous story for 22 issues now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Mark Povelaitis Jul 17, 2013

    With the introduction of New Genesis, Brian Azzarello crafts another amazing entry into the Wonder Woman mythos with the promise of future greatness to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 20, 2013

    Month in and month out this is still one of the most consistently high quality books coming from DC. The intrigue is still there even 22 issues later, and I believe it'll stay there for a while to come as I know Azzarello has plans for where he's taking Wonder Woman and her crew. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 22, 2013

    At times, it's hard to tell if Azzarello is trying to accomplish too much or doing too little. There's much to like here, in both the script and art"especially the art"but there's even more left wanting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 22, 2013

    "The Calm" doesn't deliver much action, but it does give both characters and readers a chance to catch their collective breath. Diana and her crew have three days on New Genesis to recuperate over the course of "Wonder Woman" #22, between the battle they left in "Wonder Woman" #21 and the one awaiting them when they return from New Genesis. In this regard, "Wonder Woman" #22 provides the perfect breather for readers and characters while Azzarello and Chiang continue to add depth and dimension to the characters surrounding and opposing Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 19, 2013

    With each passing month Brian Azzarello has made his claim for the having the best DC Comics ongoing series and Wonder Woman #22 is another example of this. From beginning to end Azzarello is able to hook me into a story that introduces us to the rest of the New Gods in an intriguing fashion. While in New Genesis we are also treated to great character progression for Wonder Woman and Orion as they have grown to understand each other on a deeper level. At the same time Azzarello gives us a taste of the history of New Genesis and how that history has made Highfather into the authoritative figure he shows himself to be. This all leads to an exciting end that sets up the continuation of the war between Wonder Woman and the First Born. With so many pieces in play itll be interesting to see what other surprises Azzarello has in store for Wonder Woman moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jul 19, 2013

    There's good and bad, but overall it's an entertaining issue. My hope for the future is that Orion goes away and gets his own title (because DC is showing no signs of getting rid of Orion, so a New Genesis title should be in order right?) and give us more Wonder Woman focused stories. see you all in 30! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jul 19, 2013

    Wonder Woman finds Highfather to be just about as insufferable as the gods she's familiar with in another great issue - if you are okay with Diana as a side character in her own book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jul 17, 2013

    The end of the issue gets an almost heartwarming family reunion, which can only (hopefully) mean that something big is going down. Maybe it’s the action sequences that I’ve been seeking lately from Wonder Woman. One can only hope. Read Full Review

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